Course Agenda

    1. Instructions

    1. Pretest Instructions

    2. Pretest

    1. Course Overview

    1. Print Instructor’s PPT Slide Presentation Handout

    2. Video 1: Post-Traumatic Growth in an Age of COVID (60 minutes)

    1. Resources

    1. Posttest

About this course

  • Free
  • 9 lessons

Course Details

Course Description

Through this workshop, Dr. Sommer Howser will define the various forms of trauma experienced by social workers (and other health/mental health practitioners) during the present-day COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, she will discuss self-preservation skills that can be used to thrive while continuing to provide essential services to clients and communities. Gain understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder versus post-traumatic growth and learn how to implement trauma stewardship in your daily life.

Target Audience

This course was created for social workers, behavioral health practitioners, and other service providers who are interested in learning self-preservation skills for coping in an age of COVID.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the reader will be able to do the following:

  • Define collective trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout, and moral injury.
  • Understand post-traumatic growth versus post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Identify the challenges for Social Work in an age of COVID.
  • Learn and identify self-preservation skills for coping in an age of COVID.
  • Gain awareness of resources for trauma stewardship.

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